A priority in Pilates is strengthening the torso muscles so the athlete builds up a strong core, also known as the "powerhouse". By regularly integrating Pilates into your training you can also achieve many other goals. Daily strains can lead to an incorrect posture and muscle tension, which result in pain and injury. Pilates can help here too - the complex exercises work on balance and coordination, correcting your bad posture and any imbalance problems that may result from it. Unfortunately, many think Pilates is for older people, but it really is suitable for everyone. You can adjust the difficulty of the exercises to suit your fitness level by changing the tempo and intensity. Apart from that, it is a great sport to practise in a group.
Building up lean muscle can make your muscular system more functional and balance out any strains from your daily routine, sports activities or leisure time. Combined with a healthy diet, Pilates can also help you lose weight quickly because building up deep muscles speeds up your basal metabolism. Most importantly though, with Pilates we can leave our daily stress aside for a short time, feel more balanced in the long-term and make our body image and personal present more positive. Do you want to develop a lasting positive body feel? Try out Pilates and find your inner balance!Image source1, image source2